Shakira made a surprising decision regarding the legacy of her unforgettable songs. The 43-year-old artist sold 100% of the authorship of her 145 songs written by her, which include hits such as “Hips don’t lie”, “Whenever, wherever”, “La torture”, “She wolf” and “Waka waka ”.
The Colombian celebrity, who at the beginning of October 2020 celebrated the 25 years of his album Pies descalzos, closed the deal with the well-known company Hipgnosis Songs Fund and in this way joined the names of Bob Dylan, Neil Young or Lindsay Buckingham, Former member of Fleetwood Mac.
“Step by step, this incredible woman from Colombia has become one of the most famous and influential people in the world. What no one should take for granted is that she is one of the most serious and successful songwriters of the last 25 years, having written or co-written virtually every song she has recorded, ”said Merck Mercuriadis, founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, in a statement.
After signing the agreement, Shakira, winner of three Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammy Awards, stated in a statement to explain her decision.
“Being a songwriter is an achievement that I consider equal and perhaps even greater than being a singer and an artist. At 8 years old, long before singing, I wrote to make sense of the world. Each song is a reflection of the person I was at the time I wrote it, but once a song goes out into the world, it not only belongs to me, but also to those who appreciate it. I am honored that songwriting has given me the privilege of communicating with others, of being part of something bigger than myself, ”she commented.
Likewise, Shakira, who continues to celebrate the success of “Girl like me”, a joint success with the Black Eyed Peas, said she was very excited about this deal.
“I know Hipgnosis will be a great home for my catalog, and I am very happy to partner with this Merck-led company., who truly values artists and their creations and is an ally for songwriters around the world who care deeply about the continued life of their songs, “he added.
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